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Well its really 2 questions. One I am looking to upgrade from my crappy Cairns 660, to a traditional style, so far Ive been leening twards a Ben 2 Plus but I want some insite before I make any decisions. Now on to my second question, what are your thoughts about the "new" red helmets that LEGO released with its forestry sets?
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| May 2, 2012, 7:24 pm
Sorry i have been inactive but i have started a new job at a EMS/Rescue service but anyway I like the new helmets and turnout gear much more american
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| May 2, 2012, 8:44 pm
New bunker gear looks like a wildfire jumpsuit, as it's mean to. Not so much like structural gear.
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| May 20, 2012, 5:35 pm
If you're looking for traditional(really traditional), I'd go for the Cairns N5A leather New Yorker. The only thing is that they're over $550.00 for one helmet.
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| May 23, 2012, 12:52 pm
Quoting Emmett M.
If you're looking for traditional(really traditional), I'd go for the Cairns N5A leather New Yorker. The only thing is that they're over $550.00 for one helmet.

No that's the thing I'd absolutely LOVE to get a N5A but the cost and my dept are NFPA "Nancy's" and the N5A is only OSHA approved.... That and the cost.. :(
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| May 23, 2012, 3:05 pm
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Remember, NFPA only makes recommendations. OSHA holds more water as it is more of a law. When was the last time NFPA issued a fine for violating an NFPA recommendation? Last I checked OSHA (and PEOSHA) have the authority to fine violators. So, as long as you have equipment that is meets OSHA/PEOSHA standards, then there is no problem. Funny how many departments all across the U.S. have the NY style leathers and have no problem.
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| May 24, 2012, 10:15 am
Quoting Bob K
Remember, NFPA only makes recommendations. OSHA holds more water as it is more of a law. When was the last time NFPA issued a fine for violating an NFPA recommendation? Last I checked OSHA (and PEOSHA) have the authority to fine violators. So, as long as you have equipment that is meets OSHA/PEOSHA standards, then there is no problem. Funny how many departments all across the U.S. have the NY style leathers and have no problem.

Bob, do you guys down in that part of Jersey have New Yorkers?
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| May 24, 2012, 1:34 pm
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Quoting Emmett M.
Bob, do you guys down in that part of Jersey have New Yorkers?


A few guys on my company use the leathers. Our department uses the N880's.

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| May 24, 2012, 2:44 pm
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Quoting Bob K

A few guys on my company use the leathers. Our department uses the N880's.


Actually, the 1010's is what we have currently.

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| May 24, 2012, 8:55 pm
My Department has Cairns 1044's for Firefighters and Cairns Metro 660C's for Junior Firefighters. But a lot of the firefighters have New Yorker's. Actually, in most departments, people prefer leather over "tactical tupperware"
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| May 24, 2012, 11:43 pm
Nothing to say about a bullard, or a MP Ben 2? Also Bob do you know who supplies your helmets? AAA fire suppiles?

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| May 27, 2012, 9:41 am
Go new yorker, loom around online you may be able to score one cheap, i just got one in great condition on ebay for 300. Phenix makes some good leathers too. I never cared for the cairns composite helmets, heard the ben II is ok.

As for the lego helmets, the red is cool, something different, darker then my painted ones though.
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| August 26, 2012, 9:53 pm
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